NAAS was the venue for this SHC (losers group) second round clash on Thursday evening which was a ‘must win’ game for both sides, who each had lost their opening game in this section of the competition.
Clane dominated the early stages, opening up a three point lead but were hauled back by the break which saw the Caragh men leading by a point (0-7 to 0-6) some what flattering it has to be said despite only recording a single point from two penalties.
The winners kept their noses narrowly in front until Declan O’Toole, who had a personal tally of 1-10 on the night, saw his 60m free go all the way to the Clane net to copper fasten the victory.
Scorers for Éire Óg Corrachoill, Declan O’Toole 1-10 (7 frees, 65), Paul Kennedy 0-2, Paul Dermody 0-1 (penalty), Shane Cooke 0-1.
Clane, David Harney 0-7 (6 frees); Ryan McGrath 0-2, Gavin Tynan 0-1, Pat Nolan 0-1, Davaid cafferty 0-1.
Éire Óg Corrachoill: Paul Dermody; Gary Johnson, Brian Fitzpatrick, Kieran Moran; Declan Curran, Pauric Ryan, Kevin Connor; Mark Kelly, JP Crotty; Richie Whelan, Adrian Moran, Paul Kennedy; Evan Dempsey, Joe Dempsey, Declan O’Toole. Subs: Shane Cooke for Adrian Moran (23 minute); Alan Dunney for Evan Dempsey (53 minute); Liam Power for Paul Kennedy (62 minute).
Clane: Paddy McKenna; Niall Doolan, Ciaran Brady, David Flaherty; Sean Christianson, David Harney, Gavin Tynan; James McNeill, Ryan McGrath; Pat Nolan, Lorcan Harney, Hugh Giffney; Mattie Dowd, David Cafferty, Shane Ryan. Subs: Eoin Naughton for Shane Ryan 37 minute).
Full report in Tuesday’s Leinster Leader.